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BBL13 Preview: Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers cricket tips

Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers BBL13 preview

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers BBL Betting Odds & Game Info
Best odds Thunder +112 at Neds | Strikers -138.89 at Bet365
When Sunday, January 14 | 7:15pm AEDT
Where Manuka Oval, Canberra
Watch live Seven, Fox Sports, Kayo

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers BBL13 preview

With just four matches remaining in the BBL 13 season, each match has major implications for the finals positions. On the edge of the top four, the Adelaide Strikers head to Canberra on Sunday afternoon with a clash against the Thunder likely to make or break their season.

The Sydney Thunder have had a very disappointing campaign so far; with just one win, they have been eliminated from finals contention. Boosted by the return of David Warner in their last game, the Thunder were unable to get into any rhythm with the bat as they fell short by 19 runs. Now just playing for pride, the Thunder will be looking to put on a show in front of their home crowd.

After starting the season with just one win from their first six matches, the Adelaide Strikers have turned their fortunes around after winning their past three in a row. In their last clash, it was Jake Weatherald who powered the Strikers to an eight-wicket victory after scoring 80* off just 32 deliveries. All tournament, the Strikers’ batting line-up has stood up, with their top three of Matt Short, Chris Lynn, and D’Arcy Short all sitting in the top six for runs for the competition. However, with Chris Lynn in doubt with a hamstring injury, Weatherald may be pushed up the order again.

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers BBL top tips & odds

Adelaide Strikers to win


Alex Hales 20+ Runs


Matt Short 50+ Runs


Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers betting predictions

When these two sides played each other earlier in the tournament, we were treated to a high-scoring thriller that saw the Strikers chase down 200 with just two balls to spare. Hoping for another high-scoring clash, both sides are known for their high-powered top orders and their expensive bowling attacks. With the Strikers coming in as the in-form side and having something to play for, they present as the best option here at -138.89 with Neds.

After a slow start to the tournament, Thunder opener Alex Hales has found some consistency, scoring over 20 in five of his last six innings. An experienced T20 batsman, Hales scores his runs quickly and suits the short square boundaries that Manuka Oval provides. With the unpredictability of the Thunder’s performances so far this season, backing the Englishman to score 20+ is a safe bet at -125 with the leading betting sites.

Leading the Big Bash for runs with over 130 more than second place, Strikers’ opener Matt Short looks set to claim his second consecutive player of the tournament award. Rewarded with a spot in the upcoming ODI squad, Short is able to take the game away from the opposition by spending time at the crease. On a pitch that traditionally favours batsmen, watch out for Short to keep up his excellent tournament with another score of 50+ at +200 with top cricket bookmakers.

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